A popular entertainer based in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, south-south Nigeria, has called out the State governor, Nyesom Wike in an “Open Online Naked Protest.”
Naija News reports that the entertainer identified as Newman Chinda is a comedian and content producer, who is popularly known as Newmanny.
Newmanny lamented that Wike’s emergence as Rivers Governor is a reproach to entertainment in the oil-rich state.
The comedian noted that Rotimi Amaechi’s administration gave entertainers a sense of belonging with the annually celebrated “Caniriv” in Rivers state.
Newmanny reminded Governor Wike of hosting Davido at the Government House in Port Harcourt, stressing that Davido became a star because the state he (Davido) is based, gave him an enabling environment.
While congratulating Wike on his reelection, the content producer, called on the Governor to appoint him as his Special Adviser on Entertainment and Creative Affairs.
According to Newmanny, top entertainers from Rivers state such as Mr 2kay, Dan D Humorous, Arinze Baba, Burna Boy, Duncan amongst others, attained fame during Amaechi’s Administration because of the former governor’s versatility and deliberate empowerment of the entertainers.
In an “Open Online Naked Protest” on Facebook, Newmanny wrote: “Your Excellency Sir, Congrats on your Re-election. Entertainment which is the bedrock on which society thrives should be prioritized in our very own Garden city. From time past, we’ve seen how up and coming artistes run from Phcity and other states to Lagos which is said to be the “Centre of Entertainment”.
“This didn’t just happen in a day…Past administrations do well to keep Entertainment going and so they keep rising.
“Your Excellency Sir, Phcity is a Renowned City in Nigeria and as such, we should keep up with that Honor. Your administration has killed entertainment in the state rather than rejuvenate it, hence the reason people find a way to go to Lagos at every given opportunity.
“There’s more to Government other than Patching of roads and renovating dilapidated buildings. The past Governor Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi did well in the Entertainment industry in Phcity… Our Crafts flourished. Carniriv which was observed yearly attracted investors who picked interest in investing in our Dear Rivers State,” he added.